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October 2018 BSCL Meeting

  • Barcroft School and Civic League 800 Buchanan St S Arlington, VA 22204 (map)

BSCL met on October 4 for its monthly meeting.


President Chris Siple called the meeting to order at 7:30pm. The minutes of the September meeting were approved

Alcova Heights Park Report: Barbara Clements attended the first meeting. Other meetings are scheduled into the spring. The improvements to the park concentrate on fixing existing structures and ADA compliance. See more detail om the park project at this link:

Interesting Note: Wildlife use 6th street as their main travel route to and from Four Mile Run.

Meeting Time Survey: 25 responses: 8 want 7:00 and 17 want 7:30 These are preliminary results. The survey will be left open for two more months to see if additional people will respond,

Barcroft Building Roof Repair: Bids were reviewed: $950 to repair vs $12,000 to replace. It was decided that repair was sufficient and will be the approach to this issue.

Ad Manager needed: This job is administrative. Edit content and respond to inquiries Does not involve direct sales unless the new manager wants to try and expand advertising content. Time commitment 1 to 2 hours per month.

Presentation from Arlington County Capital Project Manager, Susan Finotti:

She spoke on two main subjects:

Columbia Pike Multimodal: South Joyce Street to Arlington/Fairfax County Line. The Objective is to make Columbia Pike a “Complete Street” with left turn lane in all intersections. The changes are being made west to east and has been going on since 2002: All utilities are going underground. The objective is a balance between pedestrian, bicycle, transit and vehicle spaces.

B) Columbia Pike Parallel Bicycle Routes: 9th Street S & 12th Street South

Go to the Website for detailed planning. Updated once a month. Link to project page is

Discussion of County Water Projects: Currently working on 9th street. If the water main is old they are replacing them as they go. Expect more water shutoffs; they are distributing doorhangers when the shutoffs are planned.

Meeting adjourned at 8:15.

Earlier Event: September 6
September 2018 BSCL Meeting
Later Event: November 1
November 2018 BSCL Meeting